Fire doors are a vital component of any health and safety programme within every building you see. Whether you are discussing the need for fire doors as part of a commercial, residential or public building, they will be required. Without a clear fire detection and emergency escape plan, you are putting people in danger of losing their lives.
When Do You Require a Fire Door?
In any location in a building that it is more likely that a fire could start, it is advisable to install a strong and secure fire door there. This can mean placing a fire door in between a kitchen area and other areas of a home, in a lounge that has a fireplace, or any room with electrical equipment.
Fire Regulations as they relate to building domestic properties stipulate that fire doors should be used if a 2-storey house has a door leading from an integral garage into the house, and for any new-build or renovated 3-storey properties all habitable rooms that come off the stairwell.
Local Councils are involved in the fire regulations through planning permission. Building Control Officers will enforce fire regulations, with the architect designing a new-build or renovation project being their first point of contact concerning the placing of fire doors and fire escape routes.
For commercial properties it is extremely rare that a property won’t have any fire doors, but the regulations differ slightly from residential properties with multiple occupancy.
For high performance fire doors for a wide range of applications and within various settings, locations and industry speak to one of our team. Whether for commercial or residential purposes, contact us today on 02392 389 076 and a member of our customer service staff will be happy to offer expert advice and guidance.